Home Remedies for Varicose Veins

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While there are some things you can do at home to alleviate the pain with your varicose veins, it is important to know that no home remedy can fix your varicose vein issues. The only way to fix your vein issues is by seeing a vein specialist who can put together a proper treatment plan that caters to your specific issues and level of severity.

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However, if you are looking for quick and temporary relief from varicose vein issues, we’ve outlined a few effective home remedies for you to try out.

Home Remedies for Varicose Vein Pain Management

Wear compression socks

Studies have found that compression socks are helpful in “reducing pain or aching” resulting from varicose veins. Your VCA doctor will likely suggest you get compression socks to help with your vein problems. They are great for pre-surgery and post-surgery when it comes to alleviating pain problems caused by varicose veins.

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Elevate your legs

Keeping your legs at the same height as your heart or above it is a great way to give your veins some help in circulation. When possible, elevate your legs to alleviate pressure in your veins and to use gravity to your benefit.

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You can do this while in bed by putting pillows underneath your legs, or when sitting on the couch. Make sure your legs are above your heart to make this remedy a success.

Exercise often

If you have vein issues, you want to keep your workouts to low-impact things — think swimming, walking, and cycling. Low-impact exercise help to promote blood circulation in your legs, especially in modern-day times when most of us are spending a large majority of our time sedentary.

In addition, exercise has an added benefit of lowering blood pressure, which is something you want to keep low if you’ve got vein issues.

All these home remedies for varicose veins may be helpful in temporarily relieving pain and discomfort, in no way are they going to cure or prevent your varicose vein issues. Vein issues may come and go, but the only way to keep them away for good is to seek professional vein treatment. There are a variety of minimally invasive treatment options at Vein Clinics of America that are the only way you can ensure your vein issues have been handled correctly.

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Medically Reviewed by

Dr. Satish Vayuvegula
Dr. Satish Vayuvegula is the National Medical Director at Vein Clinics of America. Certified by the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine, Dr. Satish Vayuvegula is recognized as a physician who has met rigorous standards of knowledge and extensive training in phlebology, the diagnosis and treatment of varicose vein disease and related disorders. Dr. Satish also shares his passion and expertise by serving as a board member of the American Vein and Lymphatic Society, the predominant national organization for venous and lymphatic disease.

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